LISTEN: Veteran confident of grand success for Clinton Grubs
SOCCER: Clinton's co-captain Mitch Innocend said his team's well-prepared to emulate what the club's lower-ranked sides have done last weekend.
The Grubs take on surprise-packets Cap Coast in the Football Central Queensland division one grand final tonight at Clinton Oval with the Wesley Hall Cup on the line.
"Our whole team and reserves went down and watched the other two teams go so it was pretty good," Innocend said.
"A few of the older boys were retiring and a few of the other players are leaving the club.
"They got the ball rolling and we just have to keep it rolling."
Cap Coast will enter the decider as rank underdogs, but full of momentum after 3-0 and 4-2 wins over Central and Frenchville respectively.
Ex-Woombye Snakes player Innocend said Cap Coast will bring an uncertainty on the pitch.
"They're pretty unpredictable and they don't really have a style," he said.
"We just going to have to watch them on the counter-attack I think and if we don't turn over too much possession and just keep our game nice and tight, defend really well like we've been doing, then I'm pretty confident."
Innocend has kicked nine goals in 18 matches this season and said he has played a slightly different role than in previous years.
The likes of ace youngster Liam Stephen (22 goals) and Sam Roberts, with 12, join a raft of goal-scorers at the Grubs in which there are a total of 11 who have found the back of the net.
Innocend and co-captain Chris Hill alternate the roles each week and the latter will lead Clinton tonight.
Innocend has not played in any Clinton grand final-winning teams and hopes his fortunes will change tonight.
"It's just business as usual and we've been in the spot a few times and hopefully we've learnt our lesson over the past four or five years and we can finally bring that Wesley Hall Cup back to Clinton," he said.
"It's something I would mind getting under my belt before I move on."
AT A GLANCE
Community Men and Women's Intercity Challenge
1pm: Clinton v Cap Coast
3pm: Meteors v Frenchville (women)
Football Central Queensland
5pm: Clinton v Frenchville
7pm: Clinton v Cap Coast